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Nav Canada says Prince Rupert air traffic is on a steady decline

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Monday on Daybreak we heard concerns about Prince Rupert losing air traffic support after Nav Canada made the decision to scale back services in the area.

However, Nav Canada says the decision came after a careful review of traffic and technologies in Prince Rupert airspace. "The traffic at Prince Rupert... has fallen from just under 26,000 movements in 2007," says Nav Canada spokesperson Ron Singer. "Last year it was just under 15,000. So far the first five months of this year doesn't show any increase, it actually shows a slight decrease from January to May. It's a steady decline."


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You can read Nav Canada's press release on the closure of the Flight Service Station at navcanada.ca.

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